Set 25: Still breathing

1.
anything worth its while
is the product of sustained labor

2.
tyranny promises emotional ease
while love’s trained at hardship

3.
the tragedy of progress is the absence of loss

4.
folly is the content of unwritten books

5.
poems are birthed when I’s more we
til then just pleas

6.
hope put into action hastens ironic ends

7.
a reckoning at 38—it’s getting too late!

8.
the road to Eden is trudged with instruments

9.
the secret is never a negative

10.
prayer’s not for the future
but for Presence!

11.
what can’t be explained—
where’s that TV station?

12.
falsity finds a fast mate in language

13.
real talent acts

14.
honestly: it is joy that knows
this moment determines the next

15.
art accepts beauty as surrogate to truth

16.
typing, like battle, reveals a man’s character—
marriage too

17.
matter is best interpreted by love

18.
film and theater serve up the whole
while poetry’s the raw bone

19.
health is sought from the sick-bed

20.
vice drapes curtains around the eyes
that otherwise see

21.
one can be aware for decades
before finding the means to change

22.
it is only loneliness that corrupts clarity

23.
our fears are only gateways to new experience

24.
some don’t think they deserve love
and find the world uninhabited

25.
love is not hoarded in relationships

26.
nothing is so sacred as to be so solemn

27.
it’s loss that breeds great understanding

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